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Police officers go on trial, accused of abusing Roma children

The trial has begun in Košice of police officers accused of abusing Roma children at a police station in the city in spring 2009. The case was received extensive coverage in the Slovak media after a private tape recording of the policemen's conduct was released.

The trial has begun in Košice of police officers accused of abusing Roma children at a police station in the city in spring 2009. The case was received extensive coverage in the Slovak media after a private tape recording of the policemen's conduct was released.

The police officers brought six boys to the police station after they had been arrested following an assault on an elderly woman, the Sme daily wrote on Thursday, September 8. At the station, the officers forced the boys to slap each other in the face, forced them to strip, set dogs on them, and called them "dirty Gypsies".

The defence has cast doubt on the investigation into the alleged crime and the questioning of the boys, several of whom have since been convicted of theft and robbery.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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